I’m doing a Twitter chat on inclusive language and politically sensitive terminology today at 4 PM Eastern. My handle is @GreyEditing, and you can follow along at the hashtag #ACESchat. I’ll post a Storify link after the chat is over.
The following resources are intended to help editors who want to learn more about discriminatory language and related issues.
National Center on Disability & Journalism Style Guide
Mobility International Tip Sheet
University of New Hampshire Bias-Free Language Guide
National Center for Transgender Equality Terminology Guidelines
GLAAD Media Reference Guide
BBC Israel/Palestinian term list (not perfect, but helpful for understanding where many of the disputes lie)
Reuters guidelines on discriminatory and emotional language
EEO glossary (legal discrimination-related terms)
American Philosophical Association Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language
Asian American Journalists’ Association Handbook to Covering Asian America
National Association of Black Journalists Style Guide
National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association Stylebook
Detroit Free Press, 100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans: A Journalist’s Guide, terminology section
Native American Journalists Association, 100 Questions, 500 Nations: A Guide to Native America (Read the Spirit Books, 2014) (order it here)
Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward, Writing the Other (Aqueduct Press, 2005) (order it here)
There are more style guides and general resources of all kinds at Katharine O’Moore-Klopf’s Copyeditors’ Knowledge Base: see the Editing Tools section.